SERIES ONE: Birth Trauma - EPISODE TWO: A conversation with Sharon Settecasse

Series One: Birth Trauma

Episode Two: A conversation with Sharon Settecasse

In this second episode of the Birth Trauma series we talk with Sharon Settecasse.

Sharon is a mother of two young ones, she is a twin and she lives on Dharawal country. She was born with her twin on the Eora Nation, lands of the Wangal and Gadigal Peoples, birthed by her mother Yolanda, a migrant settler from Argentina, the land of the Comechigones peoples.

She is the co-founder of Better Births Illawarra, a community volunteer organisation that is fiercely committed to all mothers and birthing parents having access to empowered births. She also runs women and femme circles for mothers and parents on their birth journeys.

Her work, life and play is rooted in collective liberation, love, and resisting and dismantling systems that oppress and separate us from each other. 

In this podcast we discussed how important consumer advocacy is in generating change (spoiler: it’s very important) and what the landscape looks like off the back of the NSW Parliamentary Birth Trauma Inquiry (spoiler #2: it ain’t over yet).

Consumer advocacy is how real change has been made over the years - and now is a time of huge need for us to come together and stand for what we want in maternity care, and to eliminate preventable birth trauma.

We just loved chatting with Sharon. She is the perfect combination of awesome, powerhouse, badass activist and caring, passionate, gorgeous human who exudes so much warmth and love.


Links

Sharon Settecasse - Better Births Illawarra
Website: www.betterbirthsillawarra.org.au
Instagram: www.instagram.com/betterbirthsillawarra
Instagram: www.instagram.com/birth.incolour 

The section of the Birth Trauma Inquiry which has EVERYTHING ie. all the media, the full Birth Trauma Report, and link to all the submissions and hearings: www.betterbirthsillawarra.org.au/birthtraumainquiry

Birth Time
Website: www.birthtime.world
Instagram: www.instagram.com/birthtimeworld
Facebook: www.facebook.com/birthtimeworld  

Jerusha
Website: www.jerusha.com.au
Instagram: www.instagram.com/jerushasutton
Facebook: www.facebook.com/jerushasuttonphotography

Jo
Website: www.midwifejo.com.au
Instagram: www.instagram.com/midwifejohunter
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MidwifeJo

BIRTH TIME GIFT CARD: www.birthtime.world/watch-now
THE HANDBOOK: www.birthtime.world/the-handbook
MERCH: www.birthtime.world/shop


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